Former Sen. Alan Simpson: Republicans Have Let “Pettiness Overcome Patriotism”

Posted by | July 13, 2011 10:12 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson says Americans “are disgusted at both parties.”

He also expressed misgivings about his perception that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., undermined Speaker John Boehner’s ability to compromise with Democrats, saying, “The stuff that’s going on in my party, where the -– pettiness overcomes the patriotism -– it’s just disgusting to me.”

…He reiterated what the Deficit Commission plan spelled out: that the only way to arrive at a serious attempt at deficit reform is with a combination of cuts to entitlement programs and new taxes.

“Reagan raised taxes,” Simpson said. “We’ve never had less revenue to run this country since the Korean war.”

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